Top 10 Gift Ideas for Adventure Loving Mums

Mother's Day is almost upon us (it is on May 14, 2023). Have you decided on the gifts for Mums in your life? If not, no problem. We have put together the list below so you can make them smile.

1- Water Bottles

These bottles are a favourite here at K2. It is a must for any adventurous and outdoorsy Mum! Plenty of sizes and colours to choose from, you’ll be sure to choose the one just right for her.

The classic BPA/BPS- free Nalgene Narrow Mouth bottle is made from recycled material equivalent to 8 single-use bottles!

Still the same practically indestructible bottle, the Nalgene Sustain bottle uses a revolutionary resin powered by new recycling technology to transform plastic destined for landfills into high-performance BPA/BPS-free bottles. The material is derived from 50% waste plastic (using ISCC-certified mass balance), further offsetting the use of fossil fuels and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

2 - Sleeping Bags

Cosy and roomy mummy-shaped Comfort Series has a special Women variant with extra down insulation in the foot and torso sections that any mum will enjoy in the outdoors.

The Exped Comfort Women’s sleeping bag is specially adapted to the needs of women, featuring extra down insulation in the torso region and foot box. Cut to be narrower around the shoulders, and a bit wider at the hips, the Comfort Women’s bag is an extremely versatile mummy-style sleeping bag that is compact, lightweight, and stylish.

The generous cut of the Comfort series at the shoulders, hips, legs, and feet sections provides plenty of freedom of movement, whilst still retaining thermal efficiency thanks to the mummy shape. The draft collar and easy-to-close hood ensure you are snug as you catch your z’s after a long day of adventuring.

Versatile and adaptable, the side arm zipper allows for additional freedom of movement without having to leave the cosy warmth of the sleeping bag, while the foot zipper can transform the Comfort into a full-down comforter in an instant!

Constructed using the highest quality, RDS-certified down filling, the Exped Comfort Women’s sleeping bag is available in both a three-season and four-season option, if you want that extra bit of insulation (especially handy if you are a cold sleeper).

3 - Versatile Neckwear

When it comes to Buff, it is really hard to pick just one, however, most of the team love the Merino model. If you would like to view all the options, you can check the Buff Neckwear page. 

Made of 100% natural Merino Wool, this is a light and versatile neck tube. Lightweight Merino wool tubes are extremely versatile and great as base protection layers for fresh weather. These soft, comfortable, and natural fibre tubes made of Merino wool are the ideal neck gaiter for use during low-medium intensity outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, climbing, Australian ski conditions.

4 - Sit Pads

Anyone spending time outdoors loves these pads. Grab two and enjoy the summit views with Mum.

Using the comfort of the closed-cell design from the FlexMat sleeping mat comes a versatile, lightweight sit mat. The Sit Pad will make your day whether you're in the backcountry, camping, sailing or paddling.

Ideal for trekkers and day-trippers alike, this handy mat is great for adding comfort and warmth to breaks and around camp.

5 - Hammocks

The perfect gift for anyone is the gift of relaxation! Mum can hitch this up in the backyard, at the crag or she can take it camping.

The Original Hammock is the most-popular travel hammock, which accommodates most users.

The tough fabric is flexible and lovingly hugs body. Moon hammocks never disappoint in the comfort department. They are breathable and aid circulation, helping you beat both the heat and discomfort. They use OEKO-TEX®Standard 100 nylon, a hypoallergenic fabric ideal for all hammockers with allergies and sensitive skin. 

Thanks to 25 years of experience, their parachute nylon hammocks are the standard in when it comes to travel hammock. They are ideal for life as a digital nomad, hiking through the wilderness or just for a nap in your garden with complete relaxation.

Ticket to the Moon (TTTM) travel hammocks have been tested in all climates, around the world, they meet every requirement for the most challenging terrain. The hammock can be installed or taken down in less than a minute. Its smart Xpress Settings Bag packaging means you can use your hammock also as a travel pillow: very practical on the train or the plane.

6 - Daypack

It is very unlikely to get a daypack as a present and be unhappy about it. Even if you already had one, it is always better to have a couple of them in various volumes in your inventory. Whether you take it to work, to the gym, or a day hike, it is an Aussie lifestyle necessity for many.

We hardly managed to decrease the number to 4 after a lot of discussion and broken hearts. Not impressed by our selections below? We have heaps of them check out our daypack category.

7 - Hooded Long Sleeve Tops

These hooded long-sleeve tops can protect you from sunlight while keeping your body cool. They are stylish too! These breathable, moisture-wicking tops will quickly become Mum's favourite. If you are interested in more options both Echo Range and ActiveIce Range come in different short or long-sleeve models.

Self-cooling technology that dynamically adjusts to your body temperature, making overheating a thing of the past. This shirt has the highest level of UPF 50+ sun protection so you can start feeling cooler for longer.

Best-selling ActiveIce™ technology works more efficiently and effectively than ever before. Outdoor Research's proprietary self-cooling technology now reacts to increases in your body temperature by dynamically cooling you faster when you need it most. A special additive drives this cooling process via phase changes, which keeps the wicking, breathable, and quick drying ActiveIce™ technology the ideal solution for anyone who spends serious time in hot, sweaty, sun-baked conditions. This sun hoodie was built for total coverage and comfort, featuring a chafe-free design and dynamic reach to let you stretch, move, and take on the heat.

Outdoor Research's ultralight Echo collection features an eco-friendly mesh fabric with AirVent moisture management to keep you cool and dry. Echo fabric has a soft hand feel, with inherent stretch and stink-free odour control for high-exertion activities.

ActiveFresh™ provides active odour control that eliminates bad smells with long-lasting, durable freshness without jeopardising the fabric's breathability or softness. ActiveFresh™ is made from bio-based, silver-free technology that inhibits environmental odours, food-related body odours, and bacterial odours by actively preventing the buildup of bad smells during high-exertion sports.

8 - Guidebooks

Well, we might be a little bit biased about the routes we prefer but this is where we are located so the below guides will work for any Mum living in SEQ.

9 - Socks

We know it does not sound that impressive at first, however, these are not your average socks. The below products will make the difference between a smooth run and a painful one for any trail runner or hiker. If you think a pair of hiking socks or trail running socks is not enough, you can always buy more!

10 - Hats

Not everyone is comfortable with a hat however its benefits are not even open for discussion in Australian conditions. If hats are part of her lifestyle, Mum will love the below hats whether she is a climber, hiker, or trail runner.

Still cannot decide on the gift?

Let Mum choose her next favourite gear. Gift her with one of our gift cards. Purchase it online and send the gift card to her email. You can click on the gift card of your choosing below and follow the steps.